Metro Prez Race Heats Up


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The three-way Metro Council President's race figures to be a compelling battle among three-term Councilor Rex Burkholder (above) a founder of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance; an environmental leader with broad experience in Bob Stacey (below), the former director of 1000 Friends of Oregon; and Tom Hughes, a popular two-term Hillsboro mayor with strong economic development credentials. At ...   More
 
Monday, January 25, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

About Last Night: Some Winners, Losers and Notable Absences


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The 53 percent to 47 percent margin by which Oregonians approved Measures 66 and 67 surprised even those responsible for crafting the campaign that convinced voters to raise personal and corporate income taxes during a deep recession. "I was nervous," says Kevin Looper, the campaign manager for the tax hike proponents. Here are a few other observations about last night: 1. Notable Absences: ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Candidates Gone Wild Takes Over The Aladdin Theater on April 26!


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Witness acts of political mischief hosted by Storm Large! See candidates do battle! Included on that list of worthies are Metro president wannabes Rex Burkholder, Tom Hughes and Bob Stacey and candidates for Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Drink beer, listen to live performances, be entertained by surprise guests! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll pee your pants! The event takes ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Christie Wright

Metro President Candidate Burkholder Erred In Voters' Pamphlet


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Rex Burkholder, one of three candidates running to be Metro Council President, admitted today that he made a claim on his Oregon Voters' Pamphlet statement that is untrue. In the section titled "Occupational Background," Burkholder wrote "Co-founded Cloudburst Recycling." Cloudburst is an east-side residential recycling company owned by David and Michela McMahon. David McMahon said today that ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Election Hangover Report


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We're just staggering back to life here at WW after a post-election soiree at nearby Joe's Cellar that lasted into the wee hours. But I'd hate to deprive anybody about the insightful analysis we shared over a few pitchers, so here are some highlights as we pored over the local and state numbers: 1) There was general surprise that Washington County Commissioner Andy Duyck won the county chairman's ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 HANK STERN

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